Apple deals don't come along too often, and especially not on devices that have only been out for a month. This makes this deal on the AirPods 3 all the more special - and it's still live on Cyber Monday.
Apple's latest AirPods – which only launched at the end of October – were reduced by £10 at Laptop's Direct for Black Friday, bringing them down to £159. And now Amazon and Very have followed suit to offer the same discount.
It may be a modest discount when you consider the AirPods Pro, AirPods 2 and AirPods Max are all more generously discounted in the AirPods Cyber Monday sale – but these are only months old and well-priced as it is, so we weren't really expecting anything more.
The AirPods 3 are great buys for Apple users and this is the best price we've seen.
AirPods 3 Cyber Monday deal
Apple AirPods 3
£169 £159 at Amazon (save £10)
Apple's latest AirPods edge one step closer to the AirPods Pro, with shorter stems and the inclusion of spatial audio. You'll need to step up to the £185 Pro model for noise-cancelling, but if you don't mind not having that feature, these are great value Apple earbuds.
See the AirPods 3 deal at Laptop's Direct
See the AirPods 3 deal at Very
The latest AirPods bring Apple's wireless earbuds a step closer to the AirPods Pro. That's thanks to redesigned, shorter stems and support for spatial audio. This uses dynamic head tracking to place the sound in relation to your head – turn to the left, and the audio will adjust, so it sounds like the dialogue you're listening to is coming from the direction of the TV screen, even though you'e wearing headphones. Clever, right?
The sound has also been given a polish. It now has slightly more weight, with a bolder bass and smoothed out top end sandwiching a lush midrange. That bottom end is more shapely and precise too, giving basslines a sharper kick and helping to will them along.
Songs sound slightly cleaner and clearer, too. Everything in the presentation is that bit more present and organised, and Apple has been sure to make headway in terms of insight too. It’s evolution over revolution, but there's nothing wrong with that.
So, improved sound, innovative Apple-centric features, and a Pro-inspired redesign. And all at a new low price. Grab this deal while it lasts.
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